The North Bend Eagle


Williams to retire from library

by Nathan Arneal
Published 7/10/13

At its July 2 meeting, the North Bend City Council heard the news that head librarian Amy Williams has submitted her resignation from that position.

In her resignation letter, Williams said she would stay on at least through the end of the summer reading program and help train her replacement. Williams has been employed by the North Bend Library since 2009, and has served as the head librarian since 2010. During that period she oversaw the library’s transition from its old building into its newly constructed home.

The library has been operating with seven part-time librarians.

In other council business:

• During department reports at the end of the meeting, councilman Tom Mullally said that property just south of the railroad tracks and east of Highway 79 is for sale. He floated the idea of the city buying the land to turn it into camping ground. He said the slew that runs through there could provide fishing access. The downside, Mullally said, was the site’s proximity to the noisy railroad tracks.
Mullally said recently passed legislation by the Unicameral created a grant program to provide matching grants up to $350,000 for recreational projects or civic centers. The city would have to raise the money for the grant to match.

• The city sent out several letters to homeowners who have inoperable curb stops. The city has hired a plumber to fix the curb stops, which allow water access to individual homes to be shut off.

• Ordinance 521 received the first of its three readings before being voted upon. The proposed ordinance would raise the deposit required from renters opening new water and sewer accounts from $100 to $150.

• Councilman Emily Kirschenmann was reappointed to the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District Council.

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